By Monday, I was tired of the election. Bone tired, worn out and just disgusted.
I'll never understand the last minute politicking, the last minute pitch to vote for a particular candidate. After months of being inundated with attack ads, with media spin and re-spin of what each said and what it really means, does anyone really think they are going to change someones mind in the last hours? They say there were undecideds as late as Tuesday, but I don't believe that. I don't believe there was a single soul in this country who didn't know who they were going to vote for, or against, by the time they walked in to the voting booth. I do believe there were people who didn't know if they were going to vote at all, but not for or against whom they would cast their ballot.
I'm glad it's over, and that is a very sad statement about our American political process. I'm not happy with the result, and I really believe it was the wrong decision, the wrong choice, and I know that half the country agrees with me. But, it is over. Barack Hussein Obama is our President for the next four years. Here's to hoping he keeps some of the promises he made this time, or last. Still, today, I don't really care.
Maybe that's the point. Maybe that's the idea behind all the rancor, the obscene expenditures, the vicious attack ads. Make us so sick of it all that we don't pay attention to what happens next. If you listen to the pundits, the American people have an attention span equilavent to a toddler in a room of adults discussing the evolution of the English language from Chaucer to Shakespeare. Bore us long enough and we will be happy with any bright, shiny distraction they provide.
So, go back to watching that child-monster thing called Honey Boo Boo and her disturbed family, pay attention again to what the Kardashian sisters are up to, wait with baited breath to see who will get kicked off the latest reality TV fake competition. And in three years, eleven months and twenty nine days, they'll tell us at the last minute who to vote for. In the meantime, don't pay any attention to the men behind the curtain that is the Beltway, there's nothing to see here folks, move along.